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Failed Solar Company's Auction Draws Bargain Hunters
New York TimesNovember 1, 2011

To some people, the bankruptcy of the solar-module maker Solyndra shows the folly of government trying to pick winners in technology markets. To others, the furor over its $535 million federal loan guarantee represents an attack on the solar industry ...more »

Proposal would eliminate Dallas antitrust enforcement office, send work elsewhere
Dallas Morning News (subscription)November 1, 2011

Unlike federal prosecutors who work for the US attorney's office, antitrust prosecutors investigate their own cases, rather than relying solely on law enforcement such as the FBI.Some local cases: In 1999, a Dallas investigation into international ...more »

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Business Audit Defence
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Audit: Child welfare reform had issues
Lincoln Journal StarNovember 5, 2011

Carter said HHS does not have control over some very key parts of the system, such as law enforcement and the courts. "So even if the Legislature hadn't been involved, certainly the judiciary should have been involved," she said. ...more »

Personal Irs Disputes
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Accounting News Roundup: Corzine Is Out; Freddie Mac Comes Back (for More ...
Going ConcernNovember 4, 2011

Jon S. Corzine has hired Andrew J. Levander, a leading white-collar criminal defense lawyer, according to three people briefed on the matter, as the former New Jersey governor deals with fallout from the collapse of MF Global, the brokerage firm he has ...more »

Corporate Income Taxes
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PERA Act to be finally implemented
BusinessWorld Online EditionNovember 2, 2011

Resident Filipinos can charge this tax credit against their income tax liability. OFWs, exempted from income taxes, can charge this against any other national internal revenue tax liability. The PERA assets will be released once the account holder ...more »

Property Taxes
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Incline Village: Blazing the Trail for Property Tax Revolts
Wall Street Journal (blog)November 1, 2011

Washoe County officials point to a 1981 change in state tax law that let county assessors use their own techniques to value homes rather than relying strictly on market values. “It kind of put all county assessors in the state in a bit of a no-man's ...more »

Sales Tax & Use Tax
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Marketplace Fairness Tax Pits Amazon v. eBay
ForbesNovember 14, 2011

California enacted an Amazon tax but then delayed it until September 15, 2012 in a deal with Amazon. See Amazon Tax: Good, Bad and Ugly. But it may be obviated if there's federal law. The compromise Amazon struck with California was that California's ...more »

Estate Taxes & Gift Taxes
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Candidates' flat tax plans would simplify tax code, reduce revenues
Shreveport TimesNovember 6, 2011

A flat tax eliminates that consumption of resources and eliminates the efforts to shield income from taxes through deductions. "Business and the economy hate uncertainty. A simplified tax code would add some certainty to what their tax burden will be," ...more »

Tax Evasion Defence
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HMRC crack down on tax evasion among landlords
Simple Landlords InsuranceNovember 9, 2011

A taskforce has been put together to target tax evasion among landlords in North Wales and north-west England. "HMRC is clear - if you deliberately seek to evade tax we can and will track you down and you'll face not only a heavy fine, but possibly a ...more »

International Taxation
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House votes to repeal another bad tax law
Edmond SunNovember 1, 2011

By repealing the ridiculous 3 percent withholding tax requirement, we will remove yet another government-imposed obstacle to economic growth. Only the federal government could devise a policy as misguided and counterproductive as the 3 percent ...more »

Tax Planning
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Democrats Plan Senate Test on Payroll Levy Cut With Surtax Added
BusinessWeekNovember 29, 2011

29 (Bloomberg) -- US Senate Democrats are planning to force a vote as early as this week on pairing a 3.25 percent surtax on income over $1 million with an extension and expansion of an expiring payroll tax cut. The first vote on the $265 billion ...more »

Irs Filing & Compliance
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Republican candidates on the issues
Houston ChronicleNovember 7, 2011

Tried to pull Minnesota out of No Child Left Behind law. Energy: Reduce regulatory impediments to drilling. Opposes cap and trade. Voted to open the outer continental shelf to oil drilling. Voted against tax breaks for renewable energy and conservation...more »

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